PMD-WFP Joint Project

Strengthening of Early Warning System in Pakistan




      • Arranging four regional workshops to engaged various stakeholders in strengthening early warning system
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      • Submit for WFP’s record the Technical Specifications for AWS to be procured, specifications for communication devices to be procured well in time.
  • Procure and operationalize GPRS data communication system to acquire AWS data on real-time basis.
      • As agreed primary transport would be provided by WFP, upon receipt of the commodities. For far off region, WFP will pay for the transportation charges from EDP to FDP.
      • The Partner shall make sure that there is sufficient visibility of WFP in the workshops to be conducted at various locations. WFP visibility will also be made at various other national forums where feasible.




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With mutual Agreement Pakistan Meteorological Department & WFP have agreed to organize awareness workshops for journalists from print and electronic media for awareness raising and network development for future early weather updates disseminations in different parts of the country. Automatic weather stations (AWS) for Tharparkar district and DI Khan district will be installed to enhance drought monitoring. Under this initiative, GPRS communication system will be developed for near real-time reception of meteorological data being acquired at various parts of the country through AWS.

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